Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island by Julie V. WatsonGhost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island by Julie V. Watson

Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward Island

byJulie V. WatsonPhotographerJohn C. Watson

Paperback | September 1, 1988

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Swathed in mist, surrounded by the secretive sea, wind wailing like the lost souls of sailors around its shores, Prince Edward Island is the ideal setting for the strange and incredible, even the supernatural. Islanders have handed down, from one generation to the next, legends and ghost stories: tales of phantom ships, Indian curses, buried pirate treasure, sea serpents, and ghostly apparitions.

In this book, Julie Watson has collected a wealth of "true tales"; many were told to her by those who experienced them, or knew someone who did. Others are culled from old newspapers and books; to add to their charm, the author has copied these exactly as written, including the sometimes quaint spelling and punctuation. And, strange as most of these stories are, who dares to doubt the veracity of the sailors who met a phantom schooner, the fishermen who fled a sea monster, or the countless Islanders who have dug for pirate gold, only to be terrified by something uncanny, into abandoning their search?

Perhaps you will visit West Point Lighthouse in the dark of the moon, or watch the drowned spectre of Holland Cove, trailing sea-water across the floor, or, like the doomed Peter McIntyre, venture into the cemetery at Scotch Fort at night, never to return.

On the other hand, you can curl up with this book on a dark night and find yourself transported into the haunting legends, delightful yarns, and spine-tingling ghost stories of the magical and mysterious Prince Edward Island.

Julie Watson is one of Prince Edward Island's best known authors. Her six previous books include Favourite Recipes From Old Prince Edward Island Kitchens and A Prince Edward Island Album published by Hounslow Press. Julie divides her time between writing and her promotions company, working from the rural Island house she shares with he...
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Title:Ghost Stories and Legends of Prince Edward IslandFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:177 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.3 inShipping dimensions:9 × 6 × 0.3 inPublished:September 1, 1988Publisher:DundurnLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0888821026

ISBN - 13:9780888821027

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent, I read this book and found it very interesting. As someone from PEI, I hadn't heard many of these stories before. As excellent attempt to document these stories before they disappear.
Date published: 2000-10-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Good Ghostly Read Fascinated with tales of terror since I was a child, this book was purchased to broaden my Maritime ghost story horizons. I am truly pleased with the content, the story-telling, and with the legends and ghosts that graze this part of the Atlantic Coast. I feel that we have a certain connection with the 'other world', and this book helps to make one feel closer to the meta-physical. A good buy and a good supply of campfire stories to tell the little ones for many years to come.
Date published: 2000-05-02

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Swathed in mist, surrounded by the secretive sea, wind wailing like the lost souls of sailors around its shores, Prince Edward Island is the ideal setting for the strange and incredible, even the supernatural. Islanders have handed down, from one generation to the next, legends and ghost stories: tales of phantom ships, Indian curses, buried pirate treasure, sea serpents, and ghostly apparitions. In this book, Julie Watson has collected a wealth of "true tales"; many were told to her by those who experienced them, or knew someone who did. Others are culled from old newspapers and books; to add to their charm, the author has copied these exactly as written, including the sometimes quaint spelling and punctuation. And, strange as most of these stories are, who dares to doubt the veracity of the sailors who met a phantom schooner, the fishermen who fled a sea monster, or the countless Islanders who have dug for pirate gold, only to be terrified by something uncanny, into abandoning their search? Perhaps you will visit West Point Lighthouse in the dark of the moon, or watch the drowned spectre of Holland Cove, trailing sea-water across the floor, or, like the doomed Peter McIntyre, venture into the cemetery at Scotch Fort at night, never to return. On the other hand, you can curl up with this book on a dark night and find yourself transported into the haunting legends, delightful yarns, and spine-tingling ghost stories of the magical and mysterious Prince Edward Island.